Many municipalities are now using Wi-Fi® and the internet in public transportation infrastructures to address the growing need to connect vehicles and passengers during transportation. Current connected vehicle technology requires that communications flow through a network of wireless radios that are installed within the vehicles and at fixed nodes along transportation routes. This network enables several different communication modes:
Several challenges must be overcome to create a secure, reliable, and high-performing transit system Wi-Fi network. Such challenges include:
The Digi International TransPort® WR64 Dual Cellular LTE-Advanced Router (Figure 1) features true enterprise-class routing, security, a firewall, and an integrated virtual private network (VPN), making it an ideal choice for challenging transportation and mobile environments.
Figure 1: The Digi International WR64 TransPort Router is available in a compact enclosure, suitable for rugged transportation and mobile environments. (Source: Digi International)
Key features and capabilities of the Digi International TransPort® WR64 Dual Cellular LTE-Advanced Router include:
Figure 2: The Digi Transport WR64 Router incorporates segmented private versus public data communications to facilitate the implementation of several different mobile transport applications. (Source: Digi International)
Figure 3: The Digi Remote Manager software provides a central platform to monitor system performance throughout the transportation system’s mobile Wi-Fi network. (Source: Digi International)
The growing use of Wi-Fi and the internet in public transportation vehicles poses several unique challenges for the system hardware of these vehicles. The Digi International WR64 TransPort® Router addresses these challenges and is now available from Mouser Electronics, a worldwide, leading, authorized distributor of semiconductors and electronic components for over 700 industry-leading manufacturers.
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